Harden Law Offices

104 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584 603.788.2080
2 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561 603.444.2084
199 Heater Road, Lebanon, NH 03766 603.448.3737

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Is Stop and Frisk worth it?

The fourth amendment and it's prohibitions against unreasonable search and seizure have received a bit of life support from this New York judge. Interesting article from the Atlantic:


Monday, March 24, 2014

Police Officer's Act of Kindness

There are good and bad people in the world that we find in all different professions.  All too often, we see negative media attention about police officers.  This article/video is an excellent reminder of the good police officers that we do have.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Asset Seizure

The power of the Government to seize assets has been increased exponentially with this decision.  Assets may now be seized prior to a trial and will significantly reduce a citizen’s ability to hire competent counsel.  The NH Constitution provides greater protections than the US Constitution and there are still statutory protections afforded to NH citizens, but this decision will put pressure on law enforcement to be even more aggressive about seizing assets. 

Asset seizure is a huge part of funding the war on drugs.  This decision will allow the government even more power to coerce, railroad and cajole citizens into pleading guilty.